In Super Mario Odyssey, Purple Coins (shown here in their triangular Sand Kingdom variety) are normally a vibrant purple color, as seen in the top image. However, inside 2D segments, the coins are depicted as blue instead. This might be a reference to the fact that Super Mario Bros. on the NES, after which Super Mario Odyssey’s 2D segments are styled, does not contain the color purple among any of its graphical assets.
Yuri on Ice BD audio commentary translation - Volume 3
Translation of the audio commentary of the BD/DVD vol.3, by Mitsurou Kubo and Junichi Suwabe, voice actor of Victor Nikiforov. I really wanted to post this before the weekend because I’m not going to be home a lot, so I decided “well, I might just not sleep tonight and translate this instead”… This time there are some parts that I translated almost integrally. They talk a lot about Victor, especially Suwabe’s struggle to get into the role. It provides insight while at the same time not providing… since apparently it’s very hard to guess what is “right” when talking about Victor. I’m sure you will get what I mean if you read what they say…
The commentary is only for episode 6. Episode 5 has no commentary. It’s not a full translation but I summarized most of what they said, and as I wrote above some parts are almost completely translated. As in the previous ones, the format is different from normal interview translations, and you can find my comments too (mostly in brackets).
Translation under the post because it’s long. Enjoy!
gwen: Surface of Mars, photographed by Mars Express, 22nd August 2007.
Image runs southwest from 71°S 56°E, just south of the Dorsa Brevia, to 80°S 34°E, just west of the Promethei Rupes; about 615 km. The dunes (dark blue) in the 4th image are inside Main Crater (Robert Main, astronomer, 1808-1878).
Composite of 3 visible light images for colour, and one monochrome image for detail. Colours are relative, not naturalistic.
He messed up. He knew he messed up the second he saw your watery eyes, and red nose. He hurt the one person who made him happy. You were his princess, and he cheated. He was disappointed in himself, unable to control the tears rushing down his own cheeks. He didn’t deserve you, and watching as you cried and screamed in his face, he knew he really, truly fucked this one up. He knew he couldn’t keep you anymore, and that made his whole entire being fall apart as he went down on his knees, begging you not to leave him. But as you packed your stuff in a hasty passion, he knew this was it. You told him you loved him, but this would never work after this. And you left. You left him, leaving him as he cried, and cried.
“Y/N, please! I won’t do it ever again! Please, don’t leave me.. I love you. I love you. I love you! So much, Y/N… Please..”
You were screaming at him, crying your eyes out. He had never felt more angry with himself than in this very moment as he watched as you cried. He was the reason you were crying. The reason you doubted his love for you. He was the reason that you were so hurt. And he could never forgive himself for that. He knew you deserved better and couldn’t come up with any excuses to get you to stay. So he would just let you leave him. He would suffer in his own pain, knowing you would find your love elsewhere. You deserved that. He knew he wouldn’t be able to keep you, no matter what. And that thought hurt him more than anything, as tears of his own ran down his cheeks. He would kiss you lightly, looking in your eyes. He loved you. He was in love with you. And he messed everything up, all for someone else. When you flinched away, saying goodbye, he lost it. He started screaming, throwing stuff around your once shared apartment. He was crying, letting his emotions run wild. He ruined himself. But, most of all, he ruined you. And that would forever stick to his brain; your tears, your screams.. He would never forgive himself.
“I love you.. Please, remember that.” “Fuck! Why the fucking hell did I ever cheat?!” He sobbed, “Y/N.. I’m so sorry..” He whispered to himself.
The room was silent as you cried softly to yourself, and he knew he really messed up this time. Nothing could change what he did, no matter how much you both wanted to change it. He was hurting, his own tears threatening to fall from his eyes. There was no shouting, so screaming. Just silent cries as you gathered your things, and kissed his cheek with a soft ‘goodbye’. He had no idea how the both of you were so calm. There was no bitterness, no anger. Just sadness, and tears. And he knew that was worse than being angry, He knew your silence hurt more than your words. It was the most painful goodbye for him. Having to watch you leave, knowing he couldn’t do anything to get you to stay with him.
“Please remember, Y/N. I will always love you, forever. I am so sorry I caused this much pain..”
He was already in tears before you were as you silently cried while packing your stuff. You couldn’t find yourself to get angry with him, no matter how much you wanted to be. He never once showed that he would ever be unfaithful to you, until this very moment. He couldn’t believe that he actually cheated on you. Even while being in his drunken state last night, he just couldn’t wrap his head around the fact that he left with someone else that wasn’t you. That he was intimate with someone, that wasn’t fucking you. He cried, sobbing helplessly while begging you to stay. But he knew that would never be enough to get you to stay with him. It would never be enough to keep you. After all, actions speak louder than words.
“Please, Y/N, please! I need you, I-I really fucking need you in my life!” “I’m so sorry, Y/N.. I.. I never meant to hurt you like this. I never meant to hurt you ever.. I love you, so much..”
When you told him you knew that he cheated on you, he froze all movements as he turned around to face you. Your eyes were already red from crying so much, and he knew just how much he screwed up. You started to scream at him, crying as you hit his chest in anger and sadness. When you finally stopped, his arms enclosed around you, you quickly moved away from him. You couldn’t stare at him without having the image of him and another person inside your head. The image of the both of them kissing. Your eyes watered all over again as you went to pack your stuff, determined to leave. He wanted you to stay, but he knew it was inevitable that you were going to leave him. He couldn’t say the right words to get you to stay, and he knew that. But he was sure to tell you that he loved you, and only you. No matter how much he knew you wouldn’t believe him.
“I know you would never believe me, but I promise you that you’re the only person I will ever love. The only person I do love. I am so sorry, Y/N.. I love you, so much..”
Your bodies were tangled in limbs as you listened carefully to his heartbeat, knowing it would be the last time you would ever hear it. You couldn’t help the tears threatening to fall in your eyes as you carefully slipped away from his grip. He was sleeping so perfectly, and you wondered how he could do that. How he could sleep soundly, with knowing he cheated on you. He had no idea you knew he cheated, which would just make it easier to leave him that night. You got dressed, grabbing the note you wrote beforehand from your pocket, and placing it on his nightstand. You softly kissed his forehead, sobbing quietly, before leaving. When he woke up and didn’t feel you beside him, he knew immediately that something was wrong. You were always there in the mornings with him. Panic soared through his body as he saw that the very little things that you had in his apartment, were gone. He went to reach for his phone, but found your note on the nightstand instead. He read it, your handwriting written perfectly across the paper. He cried, only imagining how many times you did too while writing it. He was upset and angry with himself. How could he do this to you? He threw the paper across the room, sobbing.
“Fuck.. Shit, fuck, shit!” “I’m so, so, so sorry, Y/N..” He spoke to himself, knowing you were gone, “I love you.. I love you, I love you.” He whispered in between sobs.
He felt so guilty, and couldn’t stop himself from crying when you said that you already knew he cheated while he was about to tell you. It took everything in you to stop yourself from wanting to hold him and comfort him as he cried, saying how sorry he was. He tried his best to hold back his tears, but he knew just how much he couldn’t the second you started to cry as well. Your pain affected him so much, especially since he was the one to cause your pain. You were nothing but sweet to him, nothing but wonderful. And he threw all of that away by cheating on you. He loved you so much, and he knew he wasn’t ready to give you up yet. But there was no going back. You were already leaving him, saying how you loved him and cared for him, but this was all you got in return. He cried, falling to the ground as his whole entire being fell apart.
“I never planned on hurting you.. I.. I love you so much.. I can’t really say much..” “Please, Y/N.. I’m so sorry. I can never say how sorry I am. I love you, I always will..”
“Hello. We are looking for highly intelligent individuals. To find them, we have devised a test. There is a message hidden in this image. Find it, and it will lead you on the road to finding us. We look forward to meeting the few that will make it all the way through. Good luck.” That message, signed “3301,” appeared on the underground message board known as 4chan two years ago. It was mysterious, cryptic and sparked a global Internet mystery that has yet to be answered to this day. (via The Internet’s Cicada: A Mystery Without An Answer : NPR)
“It’s like a Dan Brown novel if Dan Brown could write this well,” freelance writer Chris Bell tells NPR’s Arun Rath. Bell wrote about the online mystery for The Telegraph. “It’s beyond the realms of my intelligence and beyond the realms of any individual’s intelligence to do this.”
Thousands of peopletook on the challenge.
To code-breakers who dwell in this world, it was simple in the beginning. The first puzzle used a technique called steganography, concealing a message or image within another image. Hidden inside that first seemingly simple image — those black words on white text — were many more pictures, codes, clues and the reoccurring image of a cicada. That’s what gave the mystery its name: Cicada 3301.
Okay so in the tower there is a room below the bulb called the Window or Service Room, which is where a majority of the Keeper’s time was spent at night since the Lantern Room really only has enough room for the bulb and the small path to walk around it. In that room, there would be a desk for reading to help the Keeper stay awake at night, and a window for which they can see out to sea for ships. That room was very dark, and so the metal floor of the lantern room above had patterned crystals in the floor to allow light to shine through. During the day this would mean natural light, and at night it would mean the bulb. So the crystals in the floor also allowed the Keeper to maintain vigilance of the light while not being on that floor.
Ford is only apparent when the light is on, and thus when the light from the bulb shines through the crystals (in this case, patterned like the portal symbols) to the floor below. Since the floor is circular it made sense for it to be the Portal replacement for this AU.
New stuff from the Animage magazine!
Some original artwork from Kubo everyone in gakuran! And Yankee Yurio~
Pretty poster as well!
On the back of the poster is a recipe for katsudon piroshki, instructions on how to make Yuri’s stuffed onigiri plush and a cute comic!
As well as the poster you get a plastic poster and a cute notebook with cute little images inside xD
I’ve touched on this topic briefly before, but it’s so strange and interesting, I though it deserved its own post. So, what exactly is it?
Quantum tunneling is an event that’s forbidden in classical physics, but it’s perfectly allowed, and even common in quantum mechanics. When a particle approaches some barrier, there will always be some chance that it will pass through, no matter how big the barrier is.
Imagine you try rolling a ball up a steep hill. Unless you give it enough kinetic energy, the ball will never be able to get to the other side, no matter how many times you try. The potential energy of the hill is greater than the kinetic energy of the ball, meaning the other side of the hill is “classically forbidden”. However, this isn’t the case with quantum mechanics.
As you might know, particles in quantum mechanics must be described as “probability waves”. Imagine it like ripples across the surface of a pond, where the height of the wave represents how likely you’ll find the particle there. In quantum mechanics, when a probability wave strikes a barrier, part of it will be reflected, and part will pass through. This means there is always a chance you’ll see the particle on the other side.
Quantum tunneling doesn’t only apply for traveling waves, it also works for stationary waves. An electron trapped around an atom is similar to a ball stuck in a valley. Even though the electron is in a stationary configuration, it can still tunnel its way out. This might look like faster than light travel, since the wave instantly shifts from inside the atom to outside the atom, but nothing actually moved faster than light.
This works, because the probability wave wasn’t exactly zero outside of the atom to start with. In a sense, the electron was already inside and outside the atom. It’s just that when you observe it, you’ll see it inside most often.